Life as a single person offers many rewards, such as being free to pursue your own hobbies and interests, learning how to enjoy your own company, and appreciating the quiet moments of solitude.
However, if you’re ready to share your life with someone and want to build a lasting, worthwhile relationship, life as a single person can also be frustrating.
Wikipedia defines infatuation as: the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love.
Infatuation usually occurs at the beginning of a relationship.
You may think no one has ever made you feel like this and you can’t help but be amazed at the chemistry, or electricity between you and this new love. But sadly those involved don’t take the time to get to know each other before jumping into something serious.
Often these kinds of relationships built on infatuation can die as quickly as they spring up.
I’m not judging – I can see how easy it is to get into that situation.
Earlier this year, The New York Times published an article called “The End of Courtship?
Or maybe your dating history consists only of brief flings and you don't know how to make a relationship last.
You could be attracted to the wrong type of person or keep making the same bad choices over and over, due to an unresolved issue from your past.
We need to keep telling ourselves the basic truths of a healthy and truly loving relationship. While you spend time getting to know someone as a friend, you are able to see more clearly whether they are right for you and you for them.
There is no more valuable friend to a dating relationship than time. Impatience is a sure sign of relational immaturity that will lead to hurt unimaginable.
Which couple do you think a relationship counselor would say is at greater risk? Upon closer examination, you’ll find that someone in the relationship—perhaps both parties—isn’t being forthcoming.